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I remember when got the tapes of this show from my west coast connection...SOOO HAPPY! A very fun show with a nice start with the Big Boy Pete..I started going to shows in the early 80's so I can be partial to the Brent era..85' was such a fun year with some exciting well played shows..even if Jerry's voice was off at times!! I love the job Healy did at the mixing board in 85'.. Most of the soundboards are superb and this is one off them. A solid show from start to finish...Give it a whirl
Subject: The next night
So here we are - Last night was so satisfying, it could have been a one show run - but I got walked into this show by Steve Marcus, right through the front door of the Kaiser on a rainy night in November with nothing but the shirt on my back and a smile on my face - Willy caught my eye as Steve held open the side door, as if to say, "Whoever you are, boy, have a great time, 'cause you're lucky as hell..." - with a pass slapped to my shirt and no stub in my pocket, I headed to the backstage bar to get a beer- and got caught standing in line when Bob first broke with the BBP - undaunted, I abandoned my quest for alcohol and slithered from the side curtain into a position pressed against the wall in front of Phil - slowly but surely to spend the rest of the set maneuvering my way into the center front for this exceptional event - The Kaiser was one of those great venues that the Dead played in the 80's, along with the Greek and the Frost, where no matter where you found yourself, it was a great place to be - both figuratively and metaphorically - This show is my top ONE - best I ever saw - and that's out of more that 100 - I've listened to this recording many, many times to confirm this status, and have yet to be dissuaded - The second set is as they say, "seamless" - in this case this refers to not only the recording but the performance - listen to the very last guitar notes before drums, as Jerry lets you know that they will return with Other One after a smoke and a drink - this is the peak of the 80's, by this reviewer's measure, and I'm proud to share it with you...